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stiffening Syllabification: stiff·en·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstif(ə)niNG/

Definition of stiffening in English:


Material used to stiffen a garment, fabric, or other object.
Example sentences
  • We usually only find it necessary or helpful to apply stiffening for brief periods, typically for no more than 5% of insertion time.
  • When required, he will apply stiffening and restore the color of the seams.

Words that rhyme with stiffening

widening • reckoning

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